What I Ate This Week | Insane Veggie Burgers, Pad Thai Salad + More Carrot Chips

I have had a few people ask me if I have any veggie burger recipes on Oh My Veggies and the answer is no. I have performance anxiety. Being a vegetarian food blogger, I feel like if I post a veggie burger, it needs to be the perfect veggie burger. That is a lot of pressure! Especially when other bloggers are posting veggie burgers like this:

Red Lentil Cauliflower Burger Red Lentil Cauliflower Burger from Vegan Richa // Um yeah, how do you top that? I used piri piri in this and since that was spicier than expected, I topped it with plain cashew cream mayo instead of the Chipotle Habanero Mayo called for in the recipe. But other than that, I kept everything the same–the burger is topped with onion rings, mixed greens, roasted yellow pepper, and cilantro. It was a lot of work, but these were so worth it. When I got to the last bite, I was kind of sad because I didn’t want the deliciousness to end.

Pad Thai Salad Pad Thai Salad from Appetite for Reduction // I love this book! This salad was my lunch for the week. I used kale and cabbage instead of romaine lettuce. So tasty! And if you don’t have the book, A Couple Cooks posted their own version of Pad Thai Salad this week too.

Triple Berry Muffins Blueberry Muffins from Williams-Sonoma // We had some eggs and some blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries to use up, so we made two batches of these and froze them. I loved the cinnamon flavor in these. And did you notice my awesome Lionel Ritchie mug?!

Lionel Ritchie Mug Yes, it is tea I’m looking for. I found this mug on Etsy last year and pinned it on Pinterest and TessaPopArt offered to send one to me. So thank you Tessa for this big, awesome, Lionel Ritchie circa 1984-emblazoned mug.

Cholula Baked Carrot Chips Cholula Baked Carrot Chips // This is basically the same recipe as my Curried Baked Carrot Chips, but I omitted the curry powder and added Cholula instead. Carrot chips are kind of my thing now.

Champagne Mango + Granola Champagne Mango with 18 Rabbits Gracious Granola // I bought the surprise Earth Day Conscious Box because I have a total weakness for boxes of random things and this granola was one of those random things. Since I also have a weakness for champagne mangoes, I sprinkled some granola on top. Perfect afternoon snack! (Oh, and if you want to try out Conscious Box, now is a good time to do it–you can get a free Conscious Box if you pay shipping.)

Whole Wheat Pasta with Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms Whole-Wheat Pasta with Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms from Everyday Food // YUM! I doubled the amount of mushrooms and sprouts in this to make it more filling and topped it with a little porcini salt.

Mango-Orange Coconut Water Smoothie Mango-Orange Coconut Water Smoothie // Chris bought coconut water and then realized that he does not like coconut water. So I’ve been using it in smoothies, which luckily he does like. This one was made with a cara cara orange, a handful of frozen mango chunks, a big handful of spinach, and coconut water.

Disclosure: That link to Amazon for Appetite for Reduction? Totally an affiliate link. That means if you bought the book, I’d get a small percentage of the sale price. This helps me pay for my hosting and panda frying pans.

Kiersten Frase

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Kiersten is the founder and head writer of Oh My Veggies. She lives just outside of Raleigh with her husband and their 4 wonky-eyed rescue cats.   Read more from Kiersten →

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Comments

  1. Kyrandia says

    If I sign-up for Conscious Box with the coupon code will it keep me signed up and charge me for subsequent months?

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I have a 3-month subscription so I can’t say for sure, but I’m pretty sure that the monthly subscription is just for a single month. If you want a longer subscription, you’d have to sign up for the 3, 6, or 12-month plan.

  2. says

    Veggie burgers have been on my to-do list forever! Even though I am not vegetarian, I don’t like regular meat burgers, and I can’t wait to make a vegetarian alternative, because I know I will love a burger made out of beans or lentils and other good stuff!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      After writing this post, I decided to try to do a new veggie burger recipe every month over the summer. So I’m working on one now! They really are hard to get right–so many of them are dry or crumble apart. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  3. says

    Thanks for the shout-out! Your week looks delicious. Can you come cook for us?

    (PS Agreed about the veggie burger – they are so hard! We did one a while ago and ended up tweaking the recipe 10 times before we got it right :) ).

    • Kiersten Frase says

      You’re welcome! I need to try your Pad Thai Salad next. :) I’m actually working on a veggie burger recipe this week and I have a feeling it’s also going to need a LOT of tweaking. It’s so hard to get them right!

  4. says

    I adore any meatless burger. I find that burgers that lack meat are much tastier and less heavier than the traditional variety, plus, they don’t make me want to barf–an added bonus! I have not tried adding lentils but since I love them, I will try this recipe. Thank you!

  5. says

    I’m bookmarking the pad thai salad. I really love pad thai, but sometimes it feels too heavy. It would be delicious in a salad and lighter it seems. I also have somehow become hooked on Cara Cara oranges. Yum!

  6. Liz says

    Oh. Em. Gee. I am unabashedly coveting your Lionel Ritchie mug with all of my might, and I’m all kinds of envious of you for possessing it. I NEED to get me one of those, ASAP. My mug just bit it last week so I’ve been having to use a standby. NOT cool. Unlike Lionel’s ‘fro. LOL

    • Kiersten Frase says

      No, I haven’t! I used to subscribe to that magazine and you just reminded me that I need to renew it. :) I’ll have to try that one!

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